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Alluvium is proudly supported by the Department of English & Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London.


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The Department of English & Humanities is a world-leading centre for research in modern and contemporary literature. With an MA in Modern & Contemporary Literature, as well as a recently launched MA in Contemporary Literature & Culture, the department boasts a large and vibrant postgraduate community. In 2012, the department launched the Centre for Contemporary Literature which regularly hosts a range of conferences, talks and symposia:


Invisible Circus: An International Conference

on the work of Jennifer Egan

21-22 March, 2014

School of Arts, Birkbeck

The Weird: Fugitive Fictions/Hybrid Genres

8 November, 2013

Senate House, University of London

Transitions: Mapping New Directions in Comics Studies

2 November, 2013

School of Arts, Birkbeck

Contemporary Narratives of Care

25 October, 2013

BIrkbeck, University of London

le Carré’s People: A Sympoisum

7 September, 2013

School of Arts, Birkbeck


For more events organised by Birkbeck's Centre for Contemporary Literature in 2012 and earlier, please see the centre's events page here.